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New Book Recalls the Life and Work of Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin

The popular music of today descends directly from the ragtime period and the compositions of the celebrated but tragic African-American composer Scott Joplin, according to Scott Joplin and the Age of Ragtime, a new book by Ray Argyle (McFarland).

“Joplin set in motion the music revolution that led to jazz, swing and rock and roll, and deserves to be recognized for having planted the trunk of the tree of modern music,” says Argyle.

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